There is time down the road to further study and discuss what modes are right for the city’s long-term viability and connectivity.
The facts about cost (exhorbitant) and efficacy (poor) about light rail are already available. There’s no need for “further study.”
“Light Rail” has become such a bad word–and rightly so–that Sadvary, Harper, et. al., don’t even use the term once in their letter to the editor.
“Light rail is not about transportation, it’s a development tool.” Mary Manross.
Most of the members of the so-called Scottsdale Executive Forum are developers.
Light rail is proven to carry only about 2% of the transportation load, at a cost 20x that of bus service. It actually makes vehicular traffic flow worse in most areas where it’s installed, and once we learn that lesson (again) we can’t get rid of it because of grant assurances that are part of accepting money from the feds to help with construction.
Source: Scottsdale Executive Forum urges city leaders to explore all transportation options | Scottsdale Independent